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Fantasy 'X Factor' week six - Make your predictions

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Number ones week - an iffy theme, more violations of the Louis Walsh rulebook than ever seen, but edge of the seat entertainment if you've been playing Digital Spy's fantasy X Factor game.

Check out below whether we managed to predict anything correctly in a show that blindsided us with things like an Amy Childs cameo and Nicole Scherzinger in Asda, then peek through our predictions for this weekend!

The X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh, Nicole Sherzinger, Tulisa and Gary Barlow

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Our points from last week:
Oh yeah, check us out! We only went and predicted the elimination correctly, didn't we?! Finally Deadlock paid off for us as Kye Sones was sent home over Rylan Clark in a borderline controversial result. Sad news for him, sure, but good news and a sweet 100 points for us.

For that reason alone we were happy to see Rylan stay, but we could have murdered him a mere 24 hours earlier for going back on his promise to actually do some singing. A few watered down lines from Madonna's 'Hung Up' before leaping into a camp ABBA carnival is not exactly the big Christina Aguilera ballad we were led to believe he'd be pulling out. Our guess that the judges would be attempting to one-up each other with their number ones was also way off the mark, so let's move on...

Total points so far: 400

The X Factor Live Show 5: District 3

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This week's elimination:
It's getting to that stage in The X Factor now where the field becomes split between the two or three acts who are clearly bound for the final and the others who are just waiting to find out what order they'll be axed in. As we see it, Ella, Jahmene and James are all contenders for The X Factor crown, which automatically means Union J, Chris Maloney, District 3 and Rylan will be facing an uphill struggle to stay out of the bottom two this week.

The stories about that Liverpudlian piece of Stilton getting double the votes of everyone else are undoubtedly being fluffed up, but we think he's still got enough support to keep him safe for another Sunday.

Instead we're fully expecting to see a boyband showdown on this week's results show, as Rylan's supporters (read, most of Essex) will have extra motivation to pick up the phone after his bottom two placing as long as he puts on a half decent show again. Union J and District3 have been vying for the same votes for far too long now and one needs to take the hit if the other wants a shot at making it to the final weeks. We love them, but District3 probably have fewer screaming girls queuing up for them outside of X Factor studios then their rival group, and evidently aren't the judges' favourites at the moment. It's their time.

One Direction perform on Sweden's The X Factor

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Who could be as big as One Direction?: 100 points
They've only been around for five minutes. They have only six singles to their name (one of which reached No.86 in the UK chart), but, damn it, they're on the show this weekend and they've got an album out - Simon Cowell will not rest until he brainwashes everyone into thinking that One Direction are the best thing to happen to the UK music scene since sliced Beatles.

Part of that plan could involve him slipping a 1D tune into this week's 'Best of British'-themed show, whether the contestants like it or not. It'll be a risky move - One Direction appear to have almost as many haters as screaming girlzombie fans - so he'll need to make sure it gets covered by someone with the talent to justify its inclusion.

He'll hate every minute of it, but the king of reinvention James Arthur could do something pretty special with 'What Makes You Beautiful', we reckon. Make your prediction of who will become a 1D tribute act for the night, and if it's correct you'll get a nifty 100 points.

The X Factor Live Show 5: Rylan

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Cliché of the week: 100 points
Last week, Gary Barlow saw another one of his acts sent home over his nemesis Rylan Clark. This week, he is going to be on the warpath. There'll be no more backhanded compliments dished out to the camp crooner after he performs whatever sugary classic Nicole's lined up. Gazza will be more ruthless than ever.

Predicting that Gary will hate Rylan's routine isn't exactly stretching ourselves, so we're going to try and pick out a specific phrase or putdown for when the Take That titan unloads on his old whipping boy. He could use some more taxi-related insults. He could try and count out how many bum notes Rylan hit, like he's prone to doing with contestants.

However, we think he'll try and destroy Rylan once and for all by proclaiming his performance to be the worst in X Factor history, or something to that effect. Whether he means it or not, Gary will try to implant in people's minds the idea that Rylan is worse than Jedward, Wagner, even Frankie Cocozza in an effort to get him out. And if he does, we'll be sitting smugly with 100 points while Rylan runs off stage crying or something. Fantasy X Factor - it's a brutal game.

What are your X Factor predictions this week? How many points have you managed so far? Let us know below!

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